Ways to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree, also known as Melaleuca oil, is a powerful essential oil that possesses over 92 different compounds.
This popular oil comes from the Melaleuca plant, typically found in Australia. The oil is produced through the process of steam distillation where steam and pressure are used to release chemical components from the plant—pulling out the essential oil from the aromatic leaves.
Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
Purifies Air and Surfaces in Your Home
Diffusing tea tree oil benefits the air in your home because it purifies and and freshens as it disperses. And the same purifying properties can also be very helpful for cleaning surfaces throughout the home without any chemicals. It’s also a good choice for your home because of its ability to protect against environmental and seasonal threats.
To use: add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.
Bonus use: add two drops of lemon, two drops of eucalyptus, one drop of tea tree oil, and one drop of peppermint to your diffuser for a rejuvenating diffuser bend that will cleanse the air and awaken your senses.
Soothes Skin Irritation
Melaleuca oil has been shown to be effective in promoting healthy skin (source). The cooling effects of this oil are perfect for relieving skin irritation and soothing the skin.
To use: combine 1-2 drops with fractionated coconut oil and apply to the affected area.
For Hair Care
One common use of tea tree oil is for haircare. Many people use it because of its topical cleansing, rejuvenating, and purifying properties. Unlike chemical-ridden haircare products, it offers a soft, gentle element to any haircare routine.
To use: check out this DIY Hair Detangler.
For Skin Care
Tea tree oil as a skin cleanser and toner was first discovered by the ancient Aboriginal peoples of Australia. Today many people continue to use it for skin because of the purifying and toning properties. Making melaleuca oil a part of your daily skin routine will help keep your skin clean, toned, with a healthy appearance.
To use: combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties.
Oils that Blend Well with Tea Tree Oil